ArtScapades: Artists Abroad

Category: Art
Location: Adrian Lamb Room

On Monday evening, November 7, 2011, at 7 p.m., in the Adrian Lamb Room of the New Canaan Library, ArtScapades will present  “Artists Abroad: From American to Expatriate,” the last in a three-part series on the “Art that Defined America.” This program is sponsored by The Friends of the New Canaan Library.

“Artists Abroad” looks at American artists who, despite their expatriate status, are among America's greatest talents.

This lecture will chronicle the lives of three American artists and their works, focusing on the works of Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler.  Approximately a dozen works per artist will be discussed, including iconic works and those that illustrate significant trends and events in their lives and careers.

It is not necessary to have attended the first two lectures in this series in order to enjoy this one.

Robin Hoffman and Jodi Stiffelman of ArtScapades began teaching art appreciation in 1998 in the New Canaan public school system.  By popular demand, they began sharing their knowledge with adults who wanted to learn the basics of art to further their education and to make museum trips more enjoyable.

Previously, at the New Canaan Library, ArtScapades presented lectures on “The Days Before Impressionism: From Neoclassicism and Romanticism to Realism” and “Impressionism: From Paris to Cos Cob.”